U.S. rules on bariatric surgery lead some to Mexico
Denver Post/Chicago Tribune, July 23, 2008
A growing number of Americans are leaving the country for weight-loss surgery. They leave not just because it's cheaper, but because U.S. standards governing the surgery mean that for tens of thousands of overweight men and women, the procedure is not available in the United States. Most return home healthy and on their way to significant weight loss, but some experience serious complications.
- Senators Hear How Two-Midnight Rule Harms Patients, Hospitals
- 3 Management Lessons from a Supermarket Debacle
- Medicare Advantage Carriers See 'No Choice' But to Accept Cuts
- Handshaking Spreads Germs. Get Over It.
- Healthcare Costs Start With What We Eat
- IOM Identifies GME Problems, Calls for Finance Changes
- Revenue Cycles Get a Boost from Simple JPEG Files
- Hospitals Likely to Outsource ICD-10 at Launch
- Physicians to Appeal 'Docs v. Glocks' Ruling in FL
- Anatomy of 3 Health System Rebranding Efforts